C-REACTIVE PROTEIN IN PATIENTS WITH OPEN ANGLE GLAUCOMA
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
Volume 24, Issue 2, Pages 46-48
This study aimed to evaluate the C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in patients with open angle glaucoma. This cross sectional study included 36 patients diagnosed with glaucoma compared to 36 healthy controls. Each patient went through a complete ophthalmic examination and blood sampling for CRP.
A thirty six cases (23 males, 13 females, mean age 60±11.7 years) with glaucoma and 36 age-matched controls (18 males, 18 females, mean age 58.25±10.45 years) were evaluated. Serum CRP levels were significantly higher in glaucoma cases than in controls (median 3.43, range 0.2-8.47 mg/dL) compared to 0.97, 0.17-6.30, P<0.002. The mean serum CRP levels were significantly elevated in the glaucoma cases compared with the controls (3.27±2.79 mg/dL and 1.50±1.56mg/dL respectively).
Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that higher CRP levels are associated with glaucoma. It is possible that there is a link between vascular inflammatory process and glaucoma.
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